EBOOK / PDF [Everything I Know About You]

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Everything I Know About You

REVIEW à Everything I Know About You Misfit Tally is forced to room with ueen bee Ava on the seventh grade field trip to Washington DC and discovers several surprising things about her roommate including the possibility of an eating disorder in this timely new novel from the author of Star Crossed and Halfway NormalDuring a class trip to DC twelve year old Tally and her best friends Sonnet and Caleb aka Spider are less than thrilled when they are assigned roommates and are paired with kids who are essentially their sworn. Thanks to the author for providing kidlitexchange with a review copy of this bookI will preface this review with the fact that I have a close personal connection to the eating disorder topics addressed in this book and have read extensively on the topic at times in my life In addition I try to read all or as many as possible MG and YA titles that discuss this topic to ensure that the portrayal is 1 accurate and 2 sensitive and 3 non glamorizing I am so happy to say that this book hits all three of those in the best middle grade way possible and in addition addresses the life long nature of anorexia and purging through exercise rather than a tied with a bow uick fix Tallyoh Tally She is one of my new favorite middle grade heroines because of her body positive attitude and strong sense of self She bows to no one but also realizes her own vulnerabilities and is willing to admit when she is wrong and apologize to those who deserve it She EATS food and dresses to her heart s desire and rejects harmful body image and style stereotypes Her struggles with how to deal with Ava s issues are heartfelt and so so real Now for the trip storyline I JUST returned from a middle school bus trip to Washington DC with my daughter and her class so this story entered my reading life at the exact right time I connected with every part of the trip and it brought me right back there I loved how Dee addressed the rooming issues and social issues as these are the exact things I witnessed during my time as a chaperone For anyone who hasn t gone on this trip please know that this book perfectly nails it EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT YOU deserves a place in every middle school library and classroom and I have already pre ordered copies for my library and my daughter As a mom THIS is the book I want my daughter reading and Tally is the heroine I want her reading about Please also go and read Dee s post on Nerdy Book Club on her motivation for this story it is reuired readingAND if you want another MG on this topic with a slightly different but eually good twist please read THINGS THAT SURPRISE YOU by Jennifer Maschari

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REVIEW à Everything I Know About You Andom numbers and doesn’t seem to eat anything during meals When Tally confronts Ava Ava threatens to share an embarrassing picture of Tally with the class if Tally says anything to anyone about her suspicions But will Tally endanger than her pride by keeping her secretThis is one class trip full of lessons Tally will never forget how to stay true to yourself how to love yourself and embrace your flaws and how being a good friend can actually mean telling a secret you promised to ke. Barbra Dee is a gift to MG Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity heart and humor makes her a triple threat This deals with challenging friendships family acceptance being true to oneself and being proud of who you are Barbara s Tally is a character to love Ava s eating disorder is something that not many books explore and it is done so well

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REVIEW à Everything I Know About You Enemies For Tally rooming with “clonegirl” Ava Seely feels like punishment rather than potential for funBut the trip is full of surprises Despite a pact to stick together as much as they can Sonnet pulls away and spider befriends Marco the boy who tormented him last year And Marco just might “like” Tally what’s that aboutBut the uneasy peace in Ava and Tally’s room is uickly upended when Tally begins to suspect something is off about Ava She has a weird notebook full of r. 45 STARSSeventh grader and self professed outsider Tally should be excited about her class trip to DC but teachers assigned hotel roommates Now she s stuck with Ava one of the clonegirls instead of her best friends and fellow bully victims Spider and Sonnet Over the four day trip Tally will be challenged about the meaning of friendship bullying family and whether to speak out when she suspects Ava of having an eating disorderBarbara Dee created a uniue character with a distinct voice in Tally Adopted at birth she doesn t look like the rest of her family and is proud to be both adopted and large unlike the clonegirls who worry about their weight Very protective of her friends Tally doesn t realize her controlling nature is alienating not just her enemies but also her friends She also doesn t see how her judgments and name calling is every bit as bullying as the way others acted last year Tally expects the worst from Ava and the others and assumes nefarious motives when they treat her kindly She pushes others away with her words and attitudeTween girls will surely see themselves in multiple characters of EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT YOU Both Tally and Ava are complex with positive and negative attributes Though an outsider like Tally I identified and empathized with Ava suffering under the pressure of parental expectations and the mental illness of an eating disordertiny spoilerWhen the teacher told the class Ava was getting treatment for anorexia and would be okay I cringed Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness at about 10% and the rate of relapse is extremely high In the Afterward Lee says she had had an eating disorder and should have known better than to have an adult promise everything would be fine There are ways to reassure kids and be honest at the same time Additionally weeks of inpatient eating disorder treatment is only available to the very wealthy even the best insurance companies usually only cover medical stability and the top tiered policies thirty days not the seven pound weight gain Ava hadend spoilerEVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT YOU is appropriate for and will be enjoyed by kids of all ages


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    Barbara Dee Ý 0 REVIEW READ & DOWNLOAD ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Barbara Dee CHARACTERS Everything I Know About You Tally Martin is headed to Washington DC for a class trip Her biggest worries are 1 will her friends avoid being bullied and 2 will she and her friends have to room with their enemies Tally is dismayed to learn that yes she and her friends will be assigned roommates outside their comfort zones but she gradually comes to realize that her friends are able to stand on their own feet without need of help from her and that they can all

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    EBOOK / PDF [Everything I Know About You] Interest Level 5 8Have you ever had one of those friends who was always like a mother hen and always took care of everyone and everything? Are you one of those friends? That is Tally Martin She is always taking care of her best friends Caleb aka Spider and her new friend Sonnet When she finds out about the seventh grade class trip to Washi

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    EBOOK / PDF [Everything I Know About You] An important book for tweens and teens Barbara Dee has a knack for tackling tough topics in MG with grace and even some h

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    READ & DOWNLOAD ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Barbara Dee EBOOK / PDF [Everything I Know About You] 45 STARSSeventh grader and self professed outsider Tally should be excited about her class trip to DC but teachers assigned hotel roommates Now she’s stuck with Ava one of the clonegirls instead of her best friends and fellow bully victims Spider and Sonnet Over the four day trip Tally will be challenged about the meaning of friendship bullying family and whether to speak out when she suspects Ava of having

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    READ & DOWNLOAD ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Barbara Dee Barbara Dee Ý 0 REVIEW CHARACTERS Everything I Know About You I would've loved this when I was younger

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    READ & DOWNLOAD ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Barbara Dee Barbara Dee Ý 0 REVIEW EBOOK / PDF [Everything I Know About You] 45 StarsWow Where do I even begin with this book?I’ve had a week to gather my thoughts and I still can’t formulate how good this book is It was justI don’t know something about itThe characters were great Tally was literally me at twelve I loved her so much Spider was another really relatable character I really liked him And AVA GOOD GOD AVA Yes there were many points where I didn’t like her but ultimately she was a rea

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    EBOOK / PDF [Everything I Know About You] Barbra Dee is a gift to MG Her ability to address tough topics with authenticity heart and humor makes her a triple threat This deals with challenging friendships family acceptance being true to oneself and being proud of who you a

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    CHARACTERS Everything I Know About You EBOOK / PDF [Everything I Know About You] I received this book as an ARC so I don't want to give away too many plot details or spoilers but I do have to include details I will tag any po

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